This Tehama County, California cattle ranch, including 25,614± deeded acres, is comprised of pasture, foothills studded with blue oaks, and wilderness. It borders huge blocks of public land including Lassen National Forest and the Ishi Wilderness Area. The Nature Conservancy’s Dye Creek Preserve also shares a boundary with the ranch. An immaculately maintained 7,388 square foot Spanish Colonial home sits on an elevated plain with a sweeping view across the range with Mt. Lassen’s snow-capped peak looming in the distance. Other improvements include a foreman’s house, ranch manger’s house, caretaker’s house, barns and cattle facilities. Mill Creek, a major steelhead and salmon spawning ground, and home to wild rainbow trout, flows through the ranch for over 15 miles of a great fishery. Wildlife abounds with bobcat, mountain lion, hawks, eagles, turkeys, quail and one of the largest deer herds in the state migrating through the ranch. Water rights are extensive and fully adjudicated. The ranch is divided into 211 parcels and is ripe for a conservation easement. Carrying capacity is estimated at 500 head of cattle. The ranch is 15 miles southeast of Red Bluff and its jet-capable airport. $29,500,000 — Co-listed with The Chickering Company.
Acreage (Deeded & Leased)
There are two zoning classifications pertaining to the ranch. The majority of the ranch is zoned Upland Agricultural District (U-A) under the Tehama County Zoning Code. The purpose of the U-A classification is to support grazing by operators and protecting them from incompatible uses. Permitted uses include livestock grazing, agricultural production, residential accessory to agricultural purposes, low intensity commercial recreation (hunting, fishing, riding, hiking, boating, etc) and mineral exploration. Minimum size parcel is 160 acres or vested nonconforming parcels. A narrow portion of the ranch, along the western boundary and adjacent to Los Molinos, is zoned Exclusive Agricultural District (E-A). This zoning classification supports similar permitted uses for the purposes of supporting crop production. Minimum lot size is 40 acres, or vested nonconforming parcels. The property consists of 211 legal parcels. Building permits for single-family residences on any of these parcels are subject to proof of sewer and water capability and fire protection requirements.
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